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Sunday, 14 October 2012

The horse's digestion - video

This "3D Horse Digestion Guide" made for Purina Mills TV shows the detail of how a horse breaks down its food and the process of digestion. Understanding the horse's digestive system will really help you to understand the importance of the rules of feeding.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Horse Addiction Disorder

HAD (Horse Addiction Disorder) refers to the psychological dependence on equines.
Unfortunately there is no known cure for this condition as deprivation is likely to lead to the sufferers actively seeking and/or approaching random equines. Not only could this pose potential dangers to the individual, but this behaviour inevitably reinforces the sufferer’s obsession with horses. In other words it's a vicious circle! HAD sufferers should be permitted their equine time despite the negative consequences which include: significantly reduced social hours with non horsey people, decreased regard for personal appearance and the strong possibility of their obsession causing poverty.
HAD sufferers are generally happy people, in fact all of them will tell you they don't suffer from this condition, they survive because of it!

Friday, 3 February 2012

Responsiblities of horse ownership

Click the above link to read the British Equine Veterinary Association Trust pdf written by Rachel Murray MA VetMB MS PHD Dip ACVS ECVS MRCVS of the Animal Health Trust Newmarket.

Responsiblities to the horse: Nutrition & shelter
Responsiblities to others.
Responsiblities to the environment

Monday, 19 December 2011

Kam Tip of the Week

Here is a great resource from Kam Animal Services. Their Tips of the Week give you snippets of useful information.
Found via Horse and Man

Horse Yoga

Interesting article from Mail Online about Linda Gaunti and her Arab Lewis doing yoga together, take a look at the article
and be sure to read the comments.
What do you think, yoga or carrot stretches, learned or copied?

Sunday, 4 December 2011


Have you discovered Haynet yet?

Haynet is a brand new social friendly blogging network where we aim to bring together the best equine and country life bloggers around. There are many funny and inspirational horse owners and riders who are also talented bloggers, many of whom havent really been heard. Whether you’re a seasoned writer or a plucky newbie, we’re here to help you blog better through our network.

Haynet is a new UK-based site that already has over 400 members. It provides a central location for horse blogs, includes a  forum, categorization of blogs, and direct links to individual blog sites. And there's an “Agony Aunt” who'll answer your schooling problems so if you haven't joined already pop over now to and join now.